|Satellite Vibration on Image Quality Degradation of Remote Sensing Camera|
Vibration is one of the important factors affecting the image quality of remote sensing camera for disturbing pixel-matched storage and causing image motion. Analyzing the influence of satellite vibration on the image quality degradation of remote sensing camera will be of great importance in compensating image motion and putting forward the satellite controlling index. Modulation transfer function (MTF) is a major index to evaluate the image quality of optical image system...
Keywords: Vibration; MTF; Two-dimensional space; Statistical moment
|Properties of Vector Preisach Models - Kahler, Gary R.|
This paper discusses rotational anisotropy and rotational accommodation of magnetic particle tape. These effects have a performance impact during the reading and writing of the recording process. We introduce the reduced vector model as the basis for the computations. Rotational magnetization models must accurately compute the anisotropic characteristics of ellipsoidally magnetizable media. An ellipticity factor is derived for these media that computes the two-dimensional magnetization trajector...
Keywords: VENUS ATMOSPHERE; ASTEROIDS; TWO DIMENSIONAL MODELS; IMPACT VELOCITY; CRATERING
|A numerical study of fluid flow around two-dimensional lifting surfaces - Dannecker, John D|
Keywords: COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS; TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW; LIFTING SURFACES
|Spot weld analysis with 2D ultrasonic Arrays (Volume 109) - Denisov, A.A.|
Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology
Keywords: ultrasonic; least-squares; nondestructive analysis; transducer; two-dimensional
|Calculation of the base pressure in two- dimensional supersonic flows - Gogish, L. V.|
Approximation method for calculating base pressure in two-dimensional supersonic flows
Keywords: APPROXIMATION; BASE PRESSURE; ISENTROPIC PROCESSES; SUPERSONIC FLOW; TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW; APPROXIMATION METHOD; BASE PRESSURE; SUPERSONIC FLOW; TWO-DIMENSIONAL FLOW
|Two-dimensional unsteady flow in a traveling wave plasma accelerator - Peyret, R|
Two-dimensional unsteady flow in traveling wave plasma accelerator studied using small perturbation theory
Keywords: LAPLACE TRANSFORMATION; TWO-DIMENSIONAL FLOW; UNSTEADY FLOW; PERTURBATION THEORY; PLASMA ACCELERATORS; TRAVELING WAVES; TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW; UNSTEADY FLOW; PERTURBATION THEORY; PLASMA ACCELERATOR; TRAVELING WAVE
|PERFORMANCE OF VARIABLE TWO-DIMENSIONAL INLET DESIGNED FOR ENGINE-INLET MATCHING. I - PERFORMANCE AT DESIGN MACH NUMBER OF 3.07 - Beheim, M. A.|
Supersonic performance of variable two-dimensional inlets designed for engine-inlet matching
Keywords: BYPASSES; SUPERSONIC INLET; TWO-DIMENSIONAL BODY; VARIABLE GEOMETRY STRUCTURE; COWLINGS; ENGINES; ISENTROPE; MACH NUMBER; SUPERSONIC INLETS; TWO DIMENSIONAL BODIES; VARIABLE GEOMETRY STRUCTURES; ENGINE
|Rotational apparent mass by electrical analogy - Andrew, G. M.|
Electrical analogy technique for determining rotational apparent masses of body in two- dimensional fluid flow
Keywords: ANALOGIES; RESISTANCE DEVICE; ROTARY STABILITY; TWO-DIMENSIONAL FLOW; BODY FLUIDS; ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE; FLUID FLOW; MASS; ROTARY STABILITY; TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW; ELECTRIC RESISTANCE; MASS
|Supersonic gas flow around blunt bodies - Theoretical and experimental investigations - Belotserkovskiy, O. M|
Supersonic gas flow around blunt bodies, and numerical algorithms constructed for calculating two-dimensional and three-dimensional bodies of various shapes
Keywords: ALGORITHMS; BLUNT BODY; NUMERICAL ANALYSIS; SUPERSONIC FLOW; TWO-DIMENSIONAL BODY; BLUNT BODIES; DIMENSIONS; GAS FLOW; NUMERICAL ANALYSIS; SHAPES; SUPERSONIC FLOW; THREE DIMENSIONAL BODIES; TWO DIMENSIONAL BODIES
|Aspect Ratio - November 2012|
John Morrison interview Jasminka Bijelic Ljubic about her amateur children's filmmaking school, SAF, in Croatia.
Keywords: animation; california film institute; bay area; independent; two-dimensional; clay-mation; stop-motion; submarine
|Validation of GOES-9 Satellite-Derived Cloud Properties over the Tropical Western Pacific Region - Khaiyer, Mandana M.|
Real-time processing of hourly GOES-9 images in the ARM TWP region began operationally in October 2003 and is continuing. The ARM sites provide an excellent source for validating this new satellitederived cloud and radiation property dataset. Derived cloud amounts, heights, and broadband shortwave fluxes are compared with similar quantities derived from ground-based instrumentation. The results will provide guidance for estimating uncertainties in the GOES-9 products and to develop improvements ...
Keywords: MICROSCOPY; NEAR FIELDS; SIGNAL PROCESSING; SCATTERING; TWO DIMENSIONAL BODIES; FAR FIELDS; RANDOM NOISE
|Optimum forms of bodies with associated shock waves - Shipilin, A. V|
Optimum form of two-dimensional and axisymmetric bodies in supersonic ideal gas flow with associated shock waves
Keywords: AXISYMMETRIC BODIES; GAS FLOW; IDEAL GAS; SHOCK WAVES; SUPERSONIC FLOW; SYMMETRY; TWO DIMENSIONAL BODIES
|HUMAN-LIKE MACHINES - DROEGE, K|
APPLICATIONS OF TELEOPERATOR MACHINES (REMOTE MANIPULATORS) AND ROBOTS IN VARIOUS AREAS OF TECHNOLOGY ARE DESCRIBED. THE SYNTELMANN TELEOPERATOR IS DISCUSSED IN DETAIL.
Keywords: PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION; TRANSONIC WIND TUNNELS; TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW; WIND TUNNEL WALLS; AERODYNAMIC FORCES; AIRFOILS; SUBSONIC SPEED
|The effects of overmaturity on eggs of Rana temporaria - Eidmann, H|
Overmaturity effect on sex ratio and cytoplasm of frog eggs
Keywords: CIRCULAR CYLINDERS; REYNOLDS NUMBER; STROUHAL NUMBER; TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW; SMOKE; VORTICES; WAKES
|Observation and an explanation of breakdown of the quantum Hall effect (Volume 95) - Cage, M.E.|
Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology
Keywords: inter-Landau level scattering; acoustic phonon; breakdown of the dissipationless state; two-dimensional electron gas
|Skylab: Illustrated chronology, 1962-1973 - Akens, David S|
No Abstract Available
Keywords: ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY; ATMOSPHERIC MODELS; DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS; STRATOSPHERE; TWO DIMENSIONAL MODELS; CARBON 14; KINETICS; METHANE; NITROGEN OXIDES
|A Flight Investigation to Determine the Lateral Oscillatory Damping Acceptable for an Airplane in the Landing Approach - McNeill, Walter E.|
An F-86E airplane, in which servo actuation of the ailerons and rudder provides artificial variation of the important lateral and directional aerodynamic stability parameters, has been flown by test pilots of the NASA, U.S. Air Force, and one aircraft manufacturer to determine satisfactory and acceptable levels of lateral oscillatory damping in the landing approach. In addition to normal operational use, particular consideration was given to the emergency condition of failure of stability-augmen...
Keywords: TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION; TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW; COOLING; UNSTEADY FLOW; BLUFF BODIES; WAKES; POTENTIAL FLOW; COMPRESSIBLE FLOW
|Variability of Winter Air Temperature in Mid-Latitude Europe - Otterman, J.|
The aim of this paper is to report extreme winter/early-spring air temperature (hereinafter temperature) anomalies in mid-latitude Europe, and to discuss the underlying forcing to these interannual fluctuations. Warm advection from the North Atlantic in late winter controls the surface-air temperature, as indicated by the substantial correlation between the speed of the surface southwesterlies over the eastern North Atlantic (quantified by a specific Index Ina) and the 2-meter level air temperat...
Keywords: COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS; TEXTURES; THREE DIMENSIONAL MODELS; FLOW VISUALIZATION; FLOW DISTRIBUTION; TWO DIMENSIONAL MODELS; ADVECTION
|On the flow of a conducting fluid around a magnetized body - Kulikovskii, A. G|
No Abstract Available
Keywords: REATTACHED FLOW; SUPERSONIC FLOW; TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW; BACKWARD FACING STEPS; BOUNDARY LAYERS; SEPARATED FLOW
|Microgravity Manufacturing Via Fused Deposition - Cooper, K. G.|
Manufacturing polymer hardware during space flight is currently outside the state of the art. A process called fused deposition modeling (FDM) can make this approach a reality by producing net-shaped components of polymer materials directly from a CAE model. FDM is a rapid prototyping process developed by Stratasys, Inc.. which deposits a fine line of semi-molten polymer onto a substrate while moving via computer control to form the cross-sectional shape of the part it is building...
Keywords: AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS; TURBOCOMPRESSORS; ROTORS; COMPRESSOR BLADES; NAVIER-STOKES EQUATION; INLET PRESSURE; TWO DIMENSIONAL MODELS
|Using Technology Readiness Level (TRL), Life Cycle Cost (LCC), and Other Metrics to Supplement Equivalent System Mass (ESM) in Advanced Life Support (ALS) - Jones, Harr|
The ALS project plan goals are reducing cost, improving performance, and achieving flight readiness. ALS selects projects to advance the mission readiness of low cost, high performance technologies. The role of metrics is to help select good projects and report progress. The Equivalent Mass (EM) of a system is the sum of the estimated mass of the hardware, of its required materials and spares, and of the pressurized volume, power supply, and cooling system needed to support the hardware in space...
Keywords: AERODYNAMIC FORCES; CASCADE FLOW; UNSTEADY AERODYNAMICS; TURBOMACHINE BLADES; VIBRATION; LIFT; VORTICES; TRAILING EDGES; TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW
|Exploration of Anomalous Gravity Effects by rf-Pumped Magnetized High-T(c) Superconducting Oxides - Robertson, Tony|
A number of anomalous gravitational effects have been reported in the scientific literature during recent years, but there has been no independent confirmation with regard to any of these claims. Therefore, the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, in response to the propulsion challenges specified by NASA's Breakthrough Propulsion Physics (BPP) program, proposed to explore the possibility of observing anomalous gravitation behavior through the manipulation of Josephson junction effects in magnetiz...
Keywords: UPWELLING WATER; TWO DIMENSIONAL MODELS; TROPOSPHERE; WAVE DRAG; VORTICES; TROPICAL REGIONS; STRATOSPHERE; VISCOSITY; ANGULAR MOMENTUM
|On the question of efficient extraction of electrons from a plasma in a vacuum - Kreyndel, Yu. YE., et al|
Efficient electron extraction from plasmas in vacuum
Keywords: AERODYNAMIC COEFFICIENTS; TABS (CONTROL SURFACES); UNSTEADY FLOW; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; MATRICES (MATHEMATICS); SUBSONIC FLOW; TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW
|Electric arc welding Patent - Mccaig, J. C.|
Controlled arc spot welding method
Keywords: COMPRESSIBLE FLOW; FLOW EQUATIONS; LAMINAR BOUNDARY LAYER; SUCTION; APPROXIMATION; GAS FLOW; SURFACE TEMPERATURE; TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW
|Contributions of microgravity test results to the design of spacecraft fire safety systems - Friedman, Robert|
Experiments conducted in spacecraft and drop towers show that thin-sheet materials have reduced flammability ranges and flame-spread rates under quiescent low-gravity environments (microgravity) as compared to normal gravity. Furthermore, low-gravity flames may be suppressed more easily by atmospheric dilution or decreasing atmospheric total pressure than their normal-gravity counterparts. The addition of a ventilating air flow to the low-gravity flame zone, however, can greatly enhance the flam...
Keywords: ATTITUDE (INCLINATION); EUCLIDEAN GEOMETRY; ORBIT CALCULATION; QUATERNIONS; ATTITUDE INDICATORS; SATELLITE ATTITUDE CONTROL; TWO DIMENSIONAL MODELS
|On the Prandtl integro-differential equation - Vekua, I. N|
No Abstract Available
Keywords: COMPRESSIBLE FLOW; FLEXIBILITY; TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW; WALL FLOW; ADAPTIVE CONTROL; INTERFERENCE; WIND TUNNELS
|Helicopter roll control effectiveness criteria program summary - Heffley, Robert K.|
A study of helicopter roll control effectiveness is summarized for the purpose of defining military helicopter handling qualities requirements. The study is based on an analysis of pilot-in-the-loop task performance of several basic maneuvers. This is extended by a series of piloted simulations using the NASA Ames Vertical Motion Simulator and selected flight data. The main results cover roll control power and short-term response characteristics...
Keywords: AIR JETS; FLOW STABILITY; MESH; RODS; TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW; MOMENTUM TRANSFER; TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION; TURBULENT FLOW
|Flight Test Techniques Used to Evaluate Performance Benefits During Formation Flight - Ray, Ronald J.|
The Autonomous Formation Flight research project has been implemented at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center to demonstrate the benefits of formation flight and develop advanced technologies to facilitate exploiting these benefits. Two F/A-18 aircraft have been modified to precisely control and monitor relative position, and to determine performance of the trailing airplane. Flight test maneuvers and analysis techniques have been developed to determine the performance advantages, including dr...
Keywords: TURBULENT JETS; VORTICES; TWO DIMENSIONAL JETS; AIR JETS; CROSS FLOW; WALLS; MOMENTUM; SMOKE; SPACING; TRAJECTORIES
|Precision tests of quantum hall effect device DC equivalent circuit using double-series and triple-series connections (Volume 100) - Jeffery, A.|
Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology
Keywords: de quantum Hall effect; ac quantum Hall effect; cryogenic current comparator; two-dimensional electron gas
|Medical Information Management System (MIMS): An automated hospital information system - Alterescu, S.|
An automated hospital information system that handles all data related to patient-care activities is described. The description is designed to serve as a manual for potential users, nontechnical medical personnel who may use the system. Examples of the system's operation, commentary on the examples, and a complete listing of the system program are included.
Keywords: INLET PRESSURE; INTAKE SYSTEMS; COMPRESSION LOADS; INTERNAL PRESSURE; TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW
|ON LIGHTNING PROTECTION WITH A REMOTE LIGHTNING ROD - WALTER, B|
DISADVANTAGES OF THE PRESENT TYPE OF LIGHTNING PROTECTION ARE DISCUSSED. IT IS CONCLUDED FROM TESTS AND LIGHTNING STATISTICS THAT LIGHTNING RODS WHICH ARE SEPARATE FROM THE BUILDING TO BE PROTECTED OFFER THE BEST PROTECTION.
Keywords: EQUATIONS OF MOTION; FLOW EQUATIONS; NOZZLE FLOW; TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW; AXISYMMETRIC FLOW; FLOW THEORY; NUMERICAL ANALYSIS
|Space programs summary no. 37-63, volume 1 for the period 1 March - 30 April 1970. Flight projects - NON|
Mariner Mars 1971, Mariner Venus-Mercury 1973 and Viking Orbiter 1975 status reports
Keywords: ELLIPSOIDS; PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION; SUPERSONIC SPEED; ANGLE OF ATTACK; CONES; SHOCK WAVES; TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW
|Solar cell radiation handbook - Tada, H. Y.|
Solar cell theory cells are manufactured, and how they are modeled mathematically is reviewed. The interaction of energetic charged particle radiation with solar cells is discussed in detail and the concept of 1 MeV equivalent electron fluence is introduced. The space radiation environment is described and methods of calculating equivalent fluences for the space environment are developed. A computer program was written to perform the equivalent fluence calculations and a FORTRAN listing of the p...
Keywords: DIGITAL COMPUTERS; GATES (CIRCUITS); RADIATION; ARRAYS; ELECTROLUMINESCENCE; PARALLEL COMPUTERS; SIGNAL PROCESSING; TWO DIMENSIONAL BODIES
|Project Vanguard Magnetic-Field Instrumentation and Measurements - Heppner, J. P.|
The Vanguard III Satellite, 1959 Eta, placed in orbit on September 18, 1959, contained a proton precessional magnetometer for magnetic-field studies of exceptional accuracy. Throughout the 85 days of battery life, the instrumentation functioned according to plan. Measurements of the absolute total field were obtained in the meridian belts of Minitrack stations at altitudes 510 to 3750 kilometers and at latitudes /- 33.4 degrees...
Keywords: TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW; SUPERSONIC FLOW; HEATING; THIN WINGS; PROPULSION; AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE; PROPULSIVE EFFICIENCY; PROPULSION SYSTEM PERFORMANCE
|Tectonic Processes on Planets and Satellites - Head, J. W|
The final report is comprised of 7 journal articles that were completed during the reporting period. Topics covered include:(1) photogeologic analysis of the Magellan stereo view of six coronae; (2) the ancient age of Maxwell Montes; (3) timescale of regional plains emplacement on Venus; (4) remote and local stresses and calderas on Mars; (5) lunar linear rilles; (6) stratigraphical constraints on the duration of tessera formation on Venus; and (7) the use of magnetic signatures in identifying s...
Keywords: SILICON; MICROMACHINING; MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS; TECHNOLOGIES; THREE DIMENSIONAL MODELS; SINGLE CRYSTALS; ELECTROMECHANICAL DEVICES; TWO DIMENSIONAL MODELS
|Tracking and Characterization of Aircraft Wakes Using Acoustic and Lidar Measurements - Booth, Earl R., Jr.|
Data from the 2003 Denver International Airport Wake Acoustics Test are further examined to discern spectral content of aircraft wake signatures, and to compare three dimensional wake tracking from acoustic data to wake tracking data obtained through use of continuous wave and pulsed lidar. Wake tracking data derived from acoustic array data agree well with both continuous wave and pulsed lidar in the horizontal plane, but less well with pulsed lidar in the vertical direction...
Keywords: SOLAR SAILS; PHOTONS; PROPULSION; CONTROL THEORY; FLEXIBILITY; TWO DIMENSIONAL MODELS; EQUATIONS OF MOTION; FINITE ELEMENT METHOD; TORQUE
|Closed Loop Active Flow Separation Detection and Control in a Multistage Compressor - Bright, Michelle M.|
Active closed loop flow control was successfully demonstrated on a full annulus of stator vanes in a low speed axial compressor. Two independent methods of detecting separated flow conditions on the vane suction surface were developed. The first technique detects changes in static pressure along the vane suction surface, while the second method monitors variation in the potential field of the downstream rotor...
Keywords: GAMMA RAY BURSTS; GALAXIES; ATMOSPHERIC MODELS; EARTH ATMOSPHERE; EXTRAPOLATION; OZONE DEPLETION; EXOBIOLOGY; TWO DIMENSIONAL MODELS; ORGANISMS; IRRADIATION
|Ultraviolet Studies of Jupiter's Hydrocarbons and Aerosols from Galileo - Gladstone, G. Randal|
This is the final report for this project. The purpose of this project was to support PI Wayne Pryor's effort to reduce and analyze Galileo UVS (Ultraviolet Spectrometer) data under the JSDAP program. The spectral observations made by the Galileo UVS were to be analyzed to determine mixing ratios for important hydrocarbon species (and aerosols) in Jupiter's stratosphere as a function of location on Jupiter...
Keywords: QUASI-BIENNIAL OSCILLATION; STRATOSPHERE; SOLAR ACTIVITY; TWO DIMENSIONAL MODELS; MESOSPHERE; OSCILLATIONS; AMPLITUDE MODULATION; ZONAL FLOW (METEOROLOGY); GRAVITY WAVES
|Measurements of NO and total reactive odd-nitrogen, NOy, in the Antarctic stratosphere - Fahey, D. W.|
Measurements of NO and total reactive N, NOy, were made as part of the Airborne Antarctic Ozone Experiment conducted in Punta Arenas, Chile during Aug. and Sept. 1987. The total reactive N reservoir includes the species NO, NO2, NO3, N2 O5, HNO3, and ClONO2. The instrument was located on board the NASA ER2 aircraft which conducted 12 flights over the Antarctic continent reaching altitudes of 18 km at 72 deg S latitude...
Keywords: DEICERS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; ICE FORMATION; ICE PREVENTION; NUMERICAL ANALYSIS; SIMULATION; TWO DIMENSIONAL MODELS; COMPUTATIONAL GRIDS; COMPUTER PROGRAMS; GEOMETRY
|Science Requirements for a Space Flight Experiment entitled CRITICAL VISCOSITY OF XENON - Berg, Robert F.|
We propose to measure in low gravity the viscosity of xenon close to its critical point. The accuracy will be sufficient to eliminate uncertainties currently associated with the analysis of l-g experiments. The measurements will provide the first direct observation of the predicted power-law divergence of viscosity in a pure fluid. The measurements will also strengthen Zeno's test of mode coupling theory by greatly increasing the reliability of the extrapolation of viscosity to low reduced tempe...
Keywords: GAS JETS; GAS FLOW; TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW; FLOW EQUATIONS; CONVERGENCE; DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS; INTEGRALS; INDEPENDENT VARIABLES; FLOW VELOCITY
|A robot control formalism based on an information quality concept - Ekman, A.|
A relevance measure based on Jaynes maximum entropy principle is introduced. Information quality is the conjunction of accuracy and relevance. The formalism based on information quality is developed for one-agent applications. The robot requires a well defined working environment where properties of each object must be accurately specified.
Keywords: COMBUSTION; ALTITUDE; PLANETARY BOUNDARY LAYER; FOSSIL FUELS; NITRIC ACID; POLLUTION; STRATOSPHERE; TEMPERATE REGIONS; TROPOSPHERE; TURBULENT DIFFUSION; TWO DIMENSIONAL MODELS
|Automatic determination of fault effects on aircraft functionality - Feyock, Stefa|
The problem of determining the behavior of physical systems subsequent to the occurrence of malfunctions is discussed. It is established that while it was reasonable to assume that the most important fault behavior modes of primitive components and simple subsystems could be known and predicted, interactions within composite systems reached levels of complexity that precluded the use of traditional rule-based expert system techniques...
Keywords: COMPRESSIBLE FLOW; EQUATIONS OF MOTION; FLOW EQUATIONS; BERNOULLI THEOREM; CONTINUITY EQUATION; FLOW DISTRIBUTION; THERMODYNAMICS; TRANSFORMATIONS (MATHEMATICS); TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW
|Introduction to D-He(3) fusion reactors - Vlases, G. C.|
A review and evaluation of D-He(3) fusion reactor technology is presented. The advantages and disadvantages of the D-He(3) and D-T reactor cycles are outlined and compared. In addition, the general design features of D-He(3) tokamaks and field reversed configuration (FRC) reactors are described and the relative merits of each are compared. It is concluded that both tokamaks and FRC's offer certain advantages, and that the ultimate decision as to which to persue for terrestrial power generation w...
Keywords: AIRCRAFT NOISE; HELICOPTERS; POWER SPECTRA; STOCHASTIC PROCESSES; TWO DIMENSIONAL MODELS; AUTOREGRESSIVE PROCESSES; PHASE SHIFT; PROBABILITY THEORY; SOUND PRESSURE
|Evaluation and prediction of long-term space environmental effects on nonmetallic materials - Geisendorfer, R. F|
No Abstract Available
Keywords: AIRFOILS; DROPS (LIQUIDS); IMPINGEMENT; TWO DIMENSIONAL BODIES; ANGLE OF ATTACK; CLOUDS (METEOROLOGY); DROP SIZE; ICE FORMATION; SIZE DETERMINATION
|Behavior of fluids in a weightless environment - Fester, D. A.|
Fluid behavior in a low-g environment is controlled primarily by surface tension forces. Certain fluid and system characteristics determine the magnitude of these forces for both a free liquid surface and liquid in contact with a solid. These characteristics, including surface tension, wettability or contact angle, system geometry, and the relationships governing their interaction, are discussed. Various aspects of fluid behavior in a low-g environment are then presented...
Keywords: COMPUTER DESIGN; DIGITAL COMPUTERS; PHOTOCONDUCTIVE CELLS; TWO DIMENSIONAL BODIES; ANALOG CIRCUITS; ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTERS; GATES (CIRCUITS); LIQUID CRYSTALS
|Optical photometry of the 1982-1984 eclipse of Epsilon Aurigae - Hopkins, J. L|
From slightly before the 1982-1984 eclipse of Epsilon Aurigae to the present observers from around the world have been making photoelectric photometry observations of this star system. Over 2000 UBV observations have been reported as well as observations in the R, I, J, H, K, L, M, N, and Q bandpasses plus the y, b, v, and u bandpasses. Twenty nine observers from 9 countries submitted photometry data to the campaign...
Keywords: FLOW VISUALIZATION; LASER APPLICATIONS; TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW; WATER TUNNEL TESTS; FLOW DISTRIBUTION; FLUORESCENCE; LASER OUTPUTS; PARTICULATES; PHOTOGRAPHY
|One-Dimensional Coupled Ecosystem-Carbon Flux Model for the Simulation of Biogeochemical Parameters at Ocean Weather Station P - Signorini, S.|
In this Technical Publication, we describe the model functionality and analyze its application to the seasonal and interannual variations of phytoplankton, nutrients, pCO2 and CO2 concentrations in the eastern subarctic Pacific at Ocean Weather Station P (OWSP, 50 deg. N 145 deg. W). We use a verified one-dimensional ecosystem model, coupled with newly incorporated carbon flux and carbon chemistry components, to simulate 22 years (1958-1980) of pCO2 and CO2 variability at Ocean Weather Station P...
Keywords: AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS; VENTING; ASYMMETRY; HELICOPTERS; STRAKES; AERODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS; TWO DIMENSIONAL MODELS; TAIL ASSEMBLIES; CROSS FLOW; FLIGHT CONDITIONS; WIND DIRECTION
|Optical torquemeter Patent - Buchele, D. R.|
Remote-reading torquemeter for use where high horsepowers are transmitted at high rotative speeds
Keywords: AIR FLOW; CHANNEL FLOW; FUEL FLOW; HIGH TEMPERATURE GASES; TURBOJET ENGINES; COMPRESSORS; CRITICAL EXPERIMENTS; HIGH PRESSURE; TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW
|An Inlet Distortion Assessment During Aircraft Departures at High Angle of Attack for an F/A-18A Aircraft - Steenken, William G.|
The F404-GE-400-powered F/A-18A High Alpha Research Vehicle (HARV) was used to examine the quality of inlet airflow during departed flight maneuvers, that is, during flight outside the normal maneuvering envelope where control surfaces have little or no effectiveness. Six nose-left and six nose-right departures were initiated at Mach numbers between 0.3 and 0.4 at an altitude of 35 kft. The entry yaw rates were approximately 40 to 90 deg/sec...
Keywords: SCALARS; TWO DIMENSIONAL MODELS; VISUAL OBSERVATION; THREE DIMENSIONAL MODELS; COMPUTER PROGRAMS; CRITICAL POINT; DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY; MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM; SURFACE PROPERTIES
|The 1987-1988 NASA space/gravitational biology accomplishments - NON|
Individual technical summaries of research projects of the NASA Space/Gravitational Biology Program, for research conducted during the period January 1987 to April 1988 are presented. This Program is concerned with using the characteristics of the space environment, particularly microgravity, as a tool to advance knowledge in the biological sciences; understanding how gravity has shaped and affected life on earth; and understanding how the space environment affects both plant and animal species...
Keywords: AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES; SIMULATION; COMPOSITE STRUCTURES; DEICERS; HEAT TRANSFER; NUMERICAL ANALYSIS; TWO DIMENSIONAL BODIES; ENTHALPY; GEOMETRY; RECTANGULAR PLANFORMS